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#159 – Horses and Dragons – The Northeast Ridge of Yr Elen

One of the highlights of my trip out the previous week (see post #158) had been a great view of Yr Elen in the afternoon light. Yr Elen looks like a ‘proper’ mountain, but doesn’t get too many visitors as … Continue reading

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#158 – Back in the Carneddau

The mountains of the Carneddau in North Wales are a fairly recent obsession for me – when I first walked here, I started by checking out the main summits (as you do) then began exploring odd corners where people tend … Continue reading

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#156 – Y Garn and Foel Goch in the Glyderau

After my recent Carneddau trip (see post #155) I had checked the map and realised that I had passed close to several aircraft crash sites on the route – most of these date back to WW2, when training flights sometimes … Continue reading

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#155 – The Southern Peaks of the Carneddau, North Wales

Back to the hills of the Carneddau this week. I tend to bang on a bit about these wild, deserted hills, and a day there never disappoints. My last trip there had been just a few weeks back (see Post … Continue reading

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#154 – Cwm Glas – Peace and quiet on the busiest mountain in the UK

Of the 6 million visitors each year to the Snowdonia National Park, quite a few decide to walk up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).  Being the highest peak in Wales and England at 1085 metres (3560 ft) is one good reason, but … Continue reading

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#153 – “Foot Mountain” – on foot!

Living on the edge of the Clwydian Hills in North East Wales, with the glories of Snowdonia just an hours drive away, you might wonder that we bother going to other mountain areas in Wales. The thing is, the country … Continue reading

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#152 – A walk up ‘Big Mountain’

Welsh is a poetic language, and a language of poets. Names of mountains, valleys and lakes have a magical sound to English ears, and learning a little of the language opens a door towards understanding. A mountain name like “Slippery … Continue reading

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